. decorated as patron of Coalition of Civil Society in Nigeria
Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prince Solomon Wombo, has disclosed that the striking primary school teachers in the state would resume classes at the end of this month.
Wombo, made the disclosure during his investiture as patron of the Coalition of Civil Society Organisation for transparency and good governance in Makurdi, the state capital.
He said the state government was working hard to ensure the an end to the six-month strike, stressing that the salaries of the teachers would be made available, whenever they requested for it.
“I cannot sit here and make our teachers sit at home,” Wombo said. “We are working, trying to see the possibility of bringing them back. Their salary, every month, is N1.1 billion. No dime is touched and we are ready to give them, anytime.”
He threatened to sanction any council chairman that takes decision without due process and in consonance with the law, urging them to be open in their dealings.
Wombo, who thanked the body for the honour bestowed on him, said the local government system in the state have undergone serious transformation , stressing that the system had become more functional as the best was being done “with the little resources available to the government”.
Earlier the leader of the organisation, Comrade Osebi Osebi, while speaking, described “Wombo as a leader worthy of emulation and his investiture” was to spur him into achieving more for the society.